(a) Not later than October 1, 2005, each electric distribution company, as defined in section 16-1, shall submit an application to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to (1) on or before January 1, 2007, implement time-of-use rates for customers that have a maximum demand of not less than three hundred fifty kilowatts that may include, but not be limited to, mandatory peak, shoulder and off-peak time-of-use rates, and (2) on or before June 1, 2006, offer optional interruptible or load response rates for customers that have a maximum demand of not less than three hundred fifty kilowatts and offer optional seasonal and time-of-use rates for all customers. The application shall propose to establish time-of-use rates through a procurement plan, revenue neutral adjustments to delivery rates, or both.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-243n
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
(b) Not later than November 1, 2005, each electric distribution company shall submit an application to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to implement mandatory seasonal rates for all customers beginning April 1, 2007.
(c) The authority shall hold a hearing that shall be conducted as a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to approve, reject or modify applications submitted pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this section. No application for time-of-use rates shall be approved unless (1) such rates reasonably reflect the cost of service during their respective time-of-use periods, and (2) the costs associated with implementation, the impact on customers and benefits to the utility system justify implementation of such rates, and (3) such rates alter patterns of customer consumption of electricity without undue adverse effect on the customer.
(d) Each electric distribution company shall assist customers to help manage loads and reduce peak consumption through the comprehensive plan developed pursuant to section 16-245m.